Sunday Review: New York Brass Arts Trio, Feats of Brass

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This week’s review will take a closer look at Feats of Brass, a fantastic new recording on Arabesque Records by the New York Brass Arts Trio. The ensemble is composed of nybrasstriothree world class musicians, David Jolley (horn), Joseph Burgstaller (trumpet), and Haim Avitsur (trombone). The performers themselves don’t really need any introduction, so this review will instead focus on the recording itself. I got my hands on this album in an unconventional way. While searching for brass trio arrangements online, I came across the group’s promo video. I immediately liked the arrangements, and contacted Mr. Jolley to see if they were available to purchase. Despite what must be an intensely busy performing and teaching schedule, Mr. Jolley was gracious enough to correspond with me. I ended up buying two of his arrangements from the album, Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances, and the Chaconne from J.S. Bach’s Partita in…

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